October 31, 2005 Subject:
Let's PLay the feud!
When Tex Ryan goes over to his uncle's ranch to help him out, he finds out his Uncle has died because of the feud between the ranchers and the cowboy folk. Ryan refuses to take sides (sort of) and somewhat gets the two to realize that a former compadre of his is behind this so called war.
Even though Bob Steele is remarkably good looking (and has plenty of hair goo), his acting here is subpar, which ranges just about remotely interested, which is surprising, as Mr Steele certainly knew how to act if he wanted to, but the material here is tired and somewhat confusing and therefore the film suffers a bit.
But great brutal fist fight in the end though.
May 13, 2004 Subject:
Cowmen and the farmer should be friends
Some nice twists in this old western. This could be made today for a small budget and come out really, really well. The conflicts are solid as is the cast. I'd even go so far to say that Tex is what was known in the 70s as an "anti-hero"
Bob Steele .... Tex Ryan
Marion Weldon .... Sally Harbison
Karl Hackett .... Rand Lassiter
Frank Ball .... Ben Harbison
Budd Buster .... Conners
Lew Meehan .... Jake Slaven
Roger Williams .... Sheriff Manton
Forrest Taylor .... Marshal
Jack C. Smith .... Nelson
Steve Clark .... Hand that quits
Lloyd Ingraham .... Hank Younger
Directed by Sam Newfield
Writing credits .... Harry F. Olmsted (story), George H. Plympton